Television versus YouTube

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POSTED: November 1, 2006

I was reading Tom Feremski’s blog on ZDNet this morning. He recounts a conversation with William Jolitz, who stated that “it costs about $1 per minute to deliver TV content to a viewer as compared with 5 cents per minute via a service such as YouTube”. To saving you working it out, that is $3 per hour as opposed to $60 per hour: a very significant level of saving.

This flies in the face of the “wisdom” on offer from people in the finnish television industry who are convinced that IPtv is a nonstarter. They are fixated on “mobile television”, which I, on the other hand, like to think of as WAP2.